60 days in Western US Itinerary

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Fly to Missoula International Airport, Drive to Glacier National Park
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Glacier National Park
— 5 nights
Fly to Seattle, Bus to Olympic National Park
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Olympic National Park
— 4 nights
Fly
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San Francisco
— 6 nights
Drive
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Yosemite National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
— 3 nights
Fly
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Sedona
— 3 nights
Drive
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Grand Canyon National Park
— 6 nights
Drive
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Zion National Park
— 3 nights
Drive
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Moab
— 6 nights
Drive
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Durango
— 2 nights
Drive
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Santa Fe
— 3 nights
Fly
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Jackson Hole
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yellowstone National Park
— 7 nights
Drive

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Glacier National Park — 5 nights

Crown of the Continent

Take a break from the city and head to Going-to-the-Sun Road and Logan Pass. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Avalanche Lake and Highline Trail. There's much more to do: trek along Iceberg Lake Trail, explore the striking landscape at Grinnell Glacier, stroll through Piegan Pass, and take some stellar pictures from Jackson Glacier Overlook.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip planner.

Midland to Glacier National Park is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Midland to Glacier National Park is minus 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Midland in July since evenings lows in Glacier National Park dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Olympic National Park.
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Olympic National Park — 4 nights

Escape the urban bustle at Hurricane Ridge and Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ruby Beach and Kalaloch Beach Trail 4. Go for a jaunt from Olympic National Park to Pacific Beach to see Sandphifer Gallery about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Olympic National Park, identify plant and animal life at Deer Park, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Olympus, and take in the dramatic scenery at Murhut Falls.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Olympic National Park travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Glacier National Park to Olympic National Park, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, you will find days in Olympic National Park are a bit cooler (70°F), and nights are about the same (52°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to San Francisco.
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San Francisco — 6 nights

City by the Bay

Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Alcatraz Island and Musee Mecanique. Take a break from the city and head to Muir Woods National Monument and Safari West. Take a break from San Francisco with a short trip to Jordan Vineyard & Winery in Healdsburg, about 1h 30 min away. Dedicate the 28th (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, stop by Chinatown, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read San Francisco vacation planner.

You can fly from Olympic National Park to San Francisco in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in San Francisco are 73°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Yosemite National Park.
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Yosemite National Park — 6 nights

Wawona Hotel, National Historic Landmark and Pioneer Yosemite History Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visiting Glacier Point and Half Dome will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: trek along Mariposa Grove, explore the striking landscape at Lembert Dome, tour the pleasant surroundings at North Dome, and admire the sheer force of Yosemite Falls.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Yosemite National Park trip planning app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Francisco to Yosemite National Park. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in July: highs in Yosemite National Park hover around 83°F, while lows dip to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park.
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Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park — 3 nights

A Land of Giants

Get in touch with nature at Moro Rock Trail and Boyden Cavern. Discover out-of-the-way places like General Sherman Tree and Kings Canyon National Park. And it doesn't end there: trek along General Grant Tree Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lakes Trail in Sequoia National Park, and get a dose of the wild on Sequoia Sightseeing Tours.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Yosemite National Park to Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Yosemite National Park in August, with highs in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park at 95°F and lows at 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sedona.
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Sedona — 3 nights

Red Rock Country

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Oak Creek Canyon and Cathedral Rock. Get in touch with nature at Slide Rock State Park and Bell Rock. There's much more to do: hike along Devil's Bridge Trail, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Amitabha Stupa & Peace Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Sedona trip planner.

You can fly from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Sedona in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park to Sedona. When traveling from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park in August, plan for little chillier days in Sedona, with highs around 89°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 66°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Grand Canyon National Park.
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Grand Canyon National Park — 6 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Bright Angel Trail and Off-Road Tours. Step out of the city life by going to Grand Canyon South Rim and Rim Trail. There's much more to do: stroll through South Kaibab Trail, get great views at Navajo Point, take in breathtaking views at Yavapai Point, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Bright Angel Point.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Grand Canyon National Park trip tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sedona to Grand Canyon National Park. In August, Grand Canyon National Park is little chillier than Sedona - with highs of 80°F and lows of 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Zion National Park.
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Zion National Park — 3 nights

Explore hidden gems such as Zion National Park and Angel's Landing. Escape the urban bustle at The Narrows and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. There's more to do: explore and take pictures at Zion Shuttle.

Plan trip to Zion National Park with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Grand Canyon National Park to Zion National Park. When traveling from Grand Canyon National Park in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Zion National Park, with highs around 90°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 54°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Moab.
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Moab — 6 nights

Red Desert

You'll discover tucked-away gems like Dead Horse Point State Park and River Rafting & Tubing. Escape the urban bustle at Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Balloon Rides. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Moab: Mesa Arch (in Canyonlands National Park) and Delicate Arch (in Arches National Park). Make the 22nd (Tue) a memorable day with a climbing tour. There's still lots to do: hike along Balanced Rock Trail, explore the striking landscape at Arches National Park, take a memorable drive along Potash Road, and do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

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You can drive from Zion National Park to Moab in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Zion National Park in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Moab, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Durango.
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Durango — 2 nights

On the 27th (Sun), relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour and then see Off-Road Tours. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trot along with a tour on horseback, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then make a trip to Historic Downtown Durango.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Durango itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Moab to Durango takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Moab in August; daily highs in Durango reach 82°F and lows reach 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Santa Fe.
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Santa Fe — 3 nights

City Different

Loretto Chapel and Canyon Road will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi and Taos Pueblo. Venture out of the city with trips to Bandelier National Monument (in Los Alamos) and San Francisco de Assisi Mission Church (in Ranchos De Taos). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Santa Fe Plaza, explore the world behind art at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, and take an in-depth tour of New Mexico History Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Santa Fe trip planner.

You can drive from Durango to Santa Fe in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Santa Fe when traveling from Durango in August, with lows around 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to fly to Jackson Hole.
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Jackson Hole — 4 nights

Get outdoors at Grand Teton and Jenny Lake. National Museum of Wildlife Art and Murie Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Jackson Hole side-trips: Grand Teton National Park (Cascade Canyon Trail & Jenny Lake Trail). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Ana's Grand Excursions, identify plant and animal life at Laurance Rockefeller Preserve, cast your line with Reel Deal Anglers, and make a trip to Jackson Town Square.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Jackson Hole route planner.

You can fly from Santa Fe to Jackson Hole in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Santa Fe in August, things will get a bit cooler in Jackson Hole: highs are around 78°F and lows about 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park — 7 nights

World's Largest Collection of Geysers

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Uncle Tom's Trail and S Rim Trail. Escape the urban bustle at Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful. And it doesn't end there: witness a stunning natural landmark at Upper Geyser Basin, hike along North Rim Trail, tour the pleasant surroundings at Observation Point Trail, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Washburn.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Yellowstone National Park trip planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jackson Hole in September; daily highs in Yellowstone National Park reach 60°F and lows reach 33°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive back home.
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